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July 29, 2014

Shallot Secrets (shhh)

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: SHALLOTS Shallots are in season right now across the US, so today we’re going to give you… Read more

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July 17, 2014

Sleep better, feel better and think clearer with one “shot” a day

By: Leanne Ely   If you have a hard time meeting your daily veggie requirements, try adding a shot of wheatgrass juice to your morning routine. An ounce of this deep green concoction contains roughly as many minerals as two and a half pounds of fresh vegetables! Wheatgrass is actually considered to be a complete… Read more

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July 10, 2014

Soup for summer? (with THIS recipe, for sure!)

By: Leanne Ely   You’ll find gazpacho on the summer menus of many nice restaurants. It sounds fancier and more complicated than it really is. Basically, gazpacho is cold vegetable soup. You can see why it’s called something else now, yes? Gazpacho doesn’t sound very appetizing but it’s actually a delicious and refreshing meal for… Read more

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July 8, 2014

What common herb works for smoothies and tea?

By: Leanne Ely   Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you, when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can… Read more

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July 1, 2014

What cancer-fighting veggie is related to melons & squash (but tastes like neither)?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CUCUMBER Today we’re talking about one of the coolest residents of the produce aisle—the cucumber! Today I’m… Read more

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June 27, 2014

Which phenol-packed fruit is related to the almond

By: Leanne Ely   You probably already know that plums are related to peaches and nectarines but did you know they are also a relative of the almond? It’s true! Plums are small-stone fruits with a tart, sweet taste. This family of fruits are considered “drupes,” and they all have one thing in common: they… Read more

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June 20, 2014

How to relieve bloat and fight cancer while freshening your breath

By: Leanne Ely   The cardamom plant has been made famous by its pungent little pods. Inside the thin papery coating of the cardamom pod is the plant’s small black seeds, which have a very spicy flavor, common in Indian cuisine. Besides being a tasty way to season your curry dishes, cardamom seeds have many… Read more

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June 3, 2014

What popular bird food can calm your nerves?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: SUNFLOWER SEEDS Sunflower seeds are a staple in my house. I sprinkle them over my salads, toss… Read more

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May 30, 2014

This fruit is actually a big berry! (and antioxidant rich!!)

By: Leanne Ely   If you were to name five tropical fruits, there’s a chance guava wouldn’t make your list. But this fruit, while quite obscure, is extremely nutritious. The guava is a large berry that grows on tropical evergreen shrubs and has a delicious sweet taste that gets more intense as you eat it.… Read more

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May 27, 2014

My favorite fast food (not what you think!)

By: Leanne Ely It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: SPINACH Before the spinach comes up in my garden, I don’t leave Costco without grabbing a couple of… Read more